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“The Best Cinnamon Buns & Babka in Vancouver” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Solly's

Solly's
Ranked #1,493 of 3,516 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Cafe, Canadian, Kosher
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Seating, Takeout
Neighborhood: Shaughnessy
Victoria, BC
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The Best Cinnamon Buns & Babka in Vancouver”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Solly's may not have the best bagels in Vancouver but they have the hands down best Cinnamon Buns & Babka (basically a chocolate version of a cinnamon bun) that I have ever tasted. I'm not a big fan of very bready cinnamon buns and that's where these really shine. The dough has been worked so thin that each layer is only a few milimeters thick which means lots of layers and LOTS of delicious filling!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Pandantics
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English first
Greater Sydney, Australia
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347 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 624 helpful votes
“What a great bagelry!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

We stopped at Solly's as we wandered down The street looking at all the great shops and were thrilled with the meal that we had there. I had the best hot pastrami on rye I've ever had, served with a pickle and crisp chips. I asked for loads of mustard and got exactly what I wanted - I have to say that not only the genuine friendliness but the accurate and accommodating service in Canada is exceptional! We have not been knocked back once when requesting extras/changes and substitutions in our meals - Australia could really learn from Canada!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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168 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great cinnamon buns”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Great cinnamon buns and coffee - partner had a sandwich which was very good. Delicetessen style - basically a very good lunch and coffee type place.

Visited September 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Traditional Jewish Deli with Modern Updates.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

A favorite haunt of mine on the weekends, the coffee is good and the ambiance is interesting, full of local people. As a traditionalist I always go for the lox, cream-cheese on a bagel and it is awesome. The location is great too, if you are on an errand filled day. My mouth is watering, must be time for another visit. :)

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank traveling c
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Mission, Canada
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389 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Delicious cinnamon buns...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

We like to stop at a Solly's for a great cup of coffee (Ethicial Bean) and a truly delicious cinnamon bun. The buns are the best with lots of cinnamon and that homemade flavour. You can slather it with their cream cheese icing for an added treat. We consider our stop a coffee break so are not terribly bothered by the not so great setting and atmosphere. You may not be able to get a chair and table. We come for the buns!!!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank 1956traveller
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